Can I retire at age 52 with 1,440,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $1,440,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$118,914$117,855$116,821$115,813$114,828$110,709
2 years$58,868$57,772$56,709$55,679$54,680$50,575
3 years$38,856$37,755$36,695$35,674$34,691$30,729
4 years$28,851$27,754$26,704$25,701$24,742$20,953
5 years$22,850$21,759$20,724$19,741$18,808$15,203
6 years$18,851$17,768$16,748$15,787$14,883$11,462
7 years$15,995$14,922$13,917$12,979$12,103$8,868
8 years$13,855$12,791$11,803$10,888$10,041$6,988
9 years$12,191$11,136$10,166$9,274$8,456$5,581
10 years$10,860$9,816$8,863$7,994$7,205$4,503
11 years$9,772$8,739$7,803$6,958$6,196$3,662
12 years$8,866$7,843$6,925$6,103$5,370$2,996
13 years$8,100$7,088$6,187$5,388$4,683$2,464
14 years$7,444$6,443$5,559$4,783$4,105$2,034
15 years$6,876$5,886$5,019$4,265$3,614$1,685
16 years$6,380$5,400$4,550$3,819$3,194$1,399
17 years$5,942$4,973$4,141$3,431$2,832$1,164
18 years$5,554$4,596$3,780$3,092$2,518$971
19 years$5,206$4,259$3,460$2,794$2,245$810
20 years$4,894$3,958$3,176$2,531$2,005$677
21 years$4,612$3,687$2,921$2,297$1,794$567
22 years$4,356$3,441$2,692$2,088$1,608$475
23 years$4,123$3,218$2,486$1,902$1,444$398
24 years$3,909$3,016$2,299$1,735$1,298$334
25 years$3,713$2,830$2,129$1,584$1,168$280
26 years$3,532$2,660$1,975$1,448$1,052$235
27 years$3,364$2,503$1,834$1,326$948$197
28 years$3,209$2,359$1,705$1,215$856$166
29 years$3,065$2,225$1,586$1,114$773$139
30 years$2,931$2,101$1,478$1,022$698$117
31 years$2,806$1,986$1,378$939$631$98
32 years$2,689$1,880$1,285$863$571$83
33 years$2,579$1,780$1,200$794$517$69
34 years$2,476$1,687$1,121$730$468$58
35 years$2,379$1,600$1,048$672$424$49
36 years$2,287$1,519$981$619$384$41
37 years$2,201$1,442$918$570$348$35
38 years$2,119$1,371$860$526$315$29
39 years$2,042$1,304$805$485$286$24
40 years$1,969$1,240$755$447$259$21
41 years$1,899$1,181$708$412$235$17
42 years$1,833$1,124$664$381$214$15
43 years$1,771$1,071$623$351$194$12
44 years$1,711$1,021$585$324$176$10
45 years$1,654$974$549$300$160$9
46 years$1,600$929$516$277$145$7
47 years$1,548$886$485$256$132$6
48 years$1,499$846$455$236$120$5
49 years$1,451$808$428$218$109$4
50 years$1,406$772$402$202$99$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 52 starting with $1,440,000, adding $3,022 every year, while hoping to spend $56,961 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 56/22/22 Blend
51$1,440,000$1,440,000$1,440,000$1,440,000
52$1,589,997$1,513,677$1,491,357$1,669,401
53$1,691,571$1,527,241$1,480,712$1,737,590
54$1,801,596$1,539,561$1,467,800$1,805,540
55$1,920,874$1,550,515$1,452,487$1,878,344
56$2,050,288$1,559,975$1,434,630$1,956,483
57$2,190,806$1,567,803$1,414,079$2,040,491
58$2,343,496$1,573,853$1,390,679$2,130,958
59$2,509,532$1,577,970$1,364,265$2,228,534
60$2,690,203$1,579,990$1,334,667$2,333,939
61$2,886,931$1,579,736$1,301,705$2,447,969
62$3,101,278$1,577,024$1,265,193$2,571,504
63$3,334,965$1,571,654$1,224,933$2,705,513
64$3,589,884$1,563,419$1,180,722$2,851,072
65$3,868,121$1,552,094$1,132,344$3,009,367
66$4,171,967$1,537,445$1,079,576$3,181,706
67$4,503,949$1,519,221$1,022,182$3,369,539
68$4,866,846$1,497,157$959,919$3,574,462
69$5,263,718$1,470,971$892,531$3,798,244
70$5,697,935$1,440,367$819,749$4,042,833
71$6,173,209$1,405,029$741,294$4,310,383
72$6,693,623$1,364,623$656,875$4,603,274
73$7,263,679$1,318,795$566,186$4,924,129
74$7,888,330$1,267,173$468,910$5,275,850
75$8,573,035$1,209,358$364,713$5,661,637
76$9,323,802$1,144,934$253,248$6,085,023
77$10,147,251$1,073,458$134,153$6,549,909
78$11,050,673$994,460$7,050$7,060,601
79$12,042,099$907,446$0$7,621,851
80$13,130,375$811,892$0$8,269,089
81$14,325,244$707,246$0$8,981,645
82$15,637,440$592,922$0$9,764,352
83$17,078,788$468,304$0$10,624,363
84$18,662,312$332,739$0$11,569,566
85$20,402,363$185,538$0$12,608,655
86$22,314,748$25,974$0$13,751,219
87$24,416,884$0$0$15,007,827
88$26,727,958$0$0$16,425,650
89$29,269,109$0$0$17,991,681
90$32,063,627$0$0$19,714,002
91$35,137,171$0$0$21,608,444
92$38,518,013$0$0$23,692,454
93$42,237,301$0$0$25,985,251
94$46,329,356$0$0$28,508,013
95$50,831,992$0$0$31,284,073
96$55,786,874$0$0$34,339,140
97$61,239,909$0$0$37,701,543
98$67,241,681$0$0$41,402,496
99$73,847,926$0$0$45,476,390
100$81,120,057$0$0$49,961,124